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OPHT 301A. Introduction to Ophthalmology Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)

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This clerkship is intended to provide a general introduction to ophthalmology; students interested in ophthalmology as a specialty should consider Ophth 300A. Students will spend time in clinic and surgery settings at one of three clinical sites: Stanford, Palo Alto VA, or Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. At the conclusion of the rotation, students will have a working knowledge and familiarity with ophthalmic terminology and basic exam techniques, will be able to recognize signs and symptoms of ophthalmic emergencies, and will feel comfortable knowing when and how to consult ophthalmology. The course will be graded pass/fail, based on a short written test and clinical evaluations obtained at the end of the rotation.

Students must have access to transportation for facilities offsite and for ER after hours.

Periods Available
P4-12. Full-time for 2 weeks. 2 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Check with Clarissa Saluta ( the week prior to the Clerkship for instructions as to reporting location; Time: 9:00 am.

Units 3       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Suzann Pershing, M.D.

Other Faculty

Clarissa Saluta (650-498-4242), Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, 2452 Watson Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303.


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